Anyone who thinks that passive appeasement will work in Iraq obviously isn’t following the developing situation in North Korea very carefully. Now, North Korea says it will regard any UN Security Council sanctions as an act of war. That’s a threat not to be taken lightly, given North Korea’s nuclear weapons development.
If we wait around for Saddam Hussein to get nuclear weapons, I somehow doubt he’d even give the world a warning. With one push of the button he’ll obliterate Israel, attack the United States, and probably take over many of his neighbours. I mean, we’re talking about Saddam Hussein here.
The world has a responsibility to see to it that Iraq never develops nuclear weapons. If it is allowed to, G-d help us all.